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16th June 2023

Hospice patients say “cheers” to big-hearted local brewery

A Keighley brewery is hoping to ‘spread a little beer’ to patients at their local hospice as they donate a selection of their award-winning tipples as part of this year’s Beer Day Britain initiative.  

Family-owned brewery, Timothy Taylor’s, invited patients at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice to raise a glass of their locally brewed beverages as part of the UK’s annual national beer day on Thursday 15 June.

At the hospice’s inpatient unit in Oxenhope, Sue Ryder Nurses and hospice staff aim to create a relaxed environment to bring patients and their loved ones comfort and a sense of normality during a difficult time.

The brews including pale ales to bold bitters donated by Timothy Taylor’s will be made available to patients who would like to enjoy a drink with their lunch or evening meals. Hospice staff will also be invited to raise a glass at home at the end of their shift so that they too can join in with the celebration of Britain’s national drink.

Sarah Bottomley, Service Director at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “At Sue Ryder we believe that the end of someone’s life is a very important time. Our care teams do all they can to make room for the things that matter – like spending time with loved ones, sharing stories, jokes and memories, and filling their final days with love. It’s wonderful that Timothy Taylor’s are helping to bring patients and their families together through their generous donation and we are truly grateful for their ongoing support.”

Scott Cameron, Senior Brand Manager at Timothy Taylor’s, said: “It’s an honour to be in the position where we are able to donate beers to the residents and hard-working staff at Manorlands. The hospice is very close to our hearts here at the brewery, with many of our own staff’s families supported by them over the years. Beer has always been a great way to spread joy, and everyone should be given the chance to raise a glass to our national drink on Beer Day Britain.”

Timothy Taylor’s is a long-time supporter of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and a much-valued member of the Manorlands Challenge Committee. The brewery contributes heavily towards the committee’s two fundraising events each year – The Coniston Challenge Day and Beef & Beer Dinner, which have raised in excess of £1 million since 2004.

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Notes to Editors:     

About Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is located in the village of Oxenhope, near Keighley in West Yorkshire and provides expert palliative care, advice and support for people across Bradford and Craven who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families. We also offer community services for people who prefer to receive palliative care at home.

For more information, please contact Regional PR Manager Annabelle Rennie on 07811 830603 or by emailing For all out of hour enquiries, please call 07773 200 759.

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